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CSS

Vertical Align within a Div

What is the best way to vertically align elements within a div. For example a <h3> and <p> vertically centered within a <div>.

I have seen multiple ways to do this online, but I am wondering what you all think is the best way. This is just one of those aspects I never really mastered.

2 Answers

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,650 Points

Hi Danielle,

The vertical-align property can only be applied to elements with a display level of inline or inline-block so you can't apply it to a div element which is an block level element, in saying that see the below example I created quickly showing you how you can use CSS tables to achieve vertical alignment.

Preview - Source

Thanks! The example helped :)